Journal article

Understanding Treatment Preferences of Australian Patients Living with Treatment-Resistant Depression

Simon Fifer, Andrea Puig, Vanessa Sequeira, Mustafa Acar, Chee H Ng, Michelle Blanchard, Ariana Cabrera, James Freemantle, Jennifer Grunfeld

PATIENT PREFERENCE AND ADHERENCE | DOVE MEDICAL PRESS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background: There is evidence of improved adherence and treatment outcomes when patients' treatment preferences are considered, and shared decision making is utilized. Purpose: We aimed to better understand treatment preferences among Australians with treatment-resistant depression (TRD), focusing on the specific treatment attributes that people value (such as effectiveness, risk of side effects and cost) and their relative importance. The risk-benefit trade-offs that characterize treatment choices were also examined. Patients and Methods: An online survey of 75 patients with experience of TRD was conducted, consisting of two discrete choice experiment (DCE) components - a medication DCE and..

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The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: this work was supported by Janssen-Cilag Australia and New Zealand.